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Tips from others for picking up orders

By now you have some appreciation for what makes an easy and stress-free pickup. Here are a few more insights from restaurant staff and other delivery people that might increase your chances of getting a better rating.

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  • Restaurants appreciate professional delivery people

    The restaurant is trusting you to handle the food they’re proud of. Insights from restaurants confirm that they’ll feel more comfortable with you, and you with them, if you’re courteous and communicate effectively.

  • Restaurants may provide extra pickup information

    Helpful notes from the restaurant can be found in your app. They may include details like where to park or which door to use.

  • Restaurants look at your ETA

    They use your estimated time of arrival to determine when to have their food ready.

  • Restaurants might be particular about where you wait

    You can ask where the best place to wait is. You can also tap Not ready in the app if your order isn’t ready yet. This will help us improve the app experience over time.

  • Double-checking orders before leaving

    Other delivery people suggest that before you leave the restaurant, double-checking orders—drinks, sides, and more—will help make sure nothing is left behind.

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Frequently asked questions

  • If there’s a problem, like a flat tire, and you can’t pick up an order, you can cancel the trip in your app. If you or someone else has been injured and you need emergency help, always call the authorities first.

  • You can cancel the order. It’s helpful to us if you let Uber Eats customer support know that you weren’t able to find someone who works there, so the restaurant can update their information.

  • When demand is high, restaurants may take longer than usual to prepare the food. If you’ve waited longer than 15 minutes and the food still isn’t ready, you can cancel the order through the app. Tap Excessive wait time when prompted for a reason.

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